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113TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION

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To amend titles 10 and 41, United States Code, to allow contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal contract, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mrs. BUSTOS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on llllllllllllll

A BILL
To amend titles 10 and 41, United States Code, to allow contracting officers to consider information regarding domestic employment before awarding a Federal contract, and for other purposes. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 4
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘American Jobs Matter

5 Act of 2013’’.

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2 1 2 3 4 5
SEC. 2. CONSIDERATION AND VERIFICATION OF INFORMATION RELATING TO EFFECT ON DOMESTIC EMPLOYMENT OF AWARD OF FEDERAL CONTRACTS.

(a) CIVILIAN AGENCY CONTRACTS.—Section 3306 of

6 title 41, United States Code, is amended by adding at the 7 end the following new subsection: 8 ‘‘(g)(1) An executive agency, in issuing a solicitation

9 for competitive proposals, shall state in the solicitation 10 that the agency may consider information (in this sub11 section referred to as a ‘jobs impact statement’) that the 12 offeror may include in its offer related to the effects on 13 employment within the United States of the contract if 14 it is awarded to the offeror. 15 ‘‘(2) The information that may be included in a jobs

16 impact statement may include the following: 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
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‘‘(A) The number of jobs expected to be created in the United States, or the number of jobs retained that otherwise would be lost, if the contract is awarded to the offeror. ‘‘(B) The number of jobs created or retained in the United States by the subcontractors expected to be used by the offeror in the performance of the contract. ‘‘(C) A guarantee from the offeror that jobs created or retained in the United States will not be
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3 1 2 3 moved outside the United States after award of the contract. ‘‘(3) The contracting officer may consider the infor-

4 mation in the jobs impact statement in the evaluation of 5 the offer and may request further information from the 6 offeror in order to verify the accuracy of any such informa7 tion submitted. 8 ‘‘(4) In the case of a contract awarded to an offeror

9 that submitted a jobs impact statement with the offer for 10 the contract, the executive agency shall, not later than six 11 months after the award of the contract and annually 12 thereafter for the duration of the contract or contract ex13 tension, assess the accuracy of the jobs impact statement. 14 ‘‘(5) The head of each executive agency shall submit

15 to Congress an annual report on the frequency of use with16 in the agency of jobs impact statements in the evaluation 17 of competitive proposals. 18 ‘‘(6) In any contract awarded to an offeror that sub-

19 mitted a jobs impact statement with its offer in response 20 to the solicitation for proposals for the contract, the execu21 tive agency shall track the number of jobs created or re22 tained during the performance of the contract. If the num23 ber of jobs that the agency estimates will be created (by 24 using the jobs impact statement) significantly exceeds the 25 number of jobs created or retained, then the agency may

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4 1 evaluate whether the contractor should be proposed for de2 barment.’’. 3 (b) DEFENSE CONTRACTS.—Section 2305(a) of title

4 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 5 the following new paragraph: 6 ‘‘(6)(A) The head of an agency, in issuing a solicita-

7 tion for competitive proposals, shall state in the solicita8 tion that the agency may consider information (in this 9 paragraph referred to as a ‘jobs impact statement’) that 10 the offeror may include in its offer related to the effects 11 on employment within the United States of the contract 12 if it is awarded to the offeror. 13 ‘‘(B) The information that may be included in a jobs

14 impact statement may include the following: 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 ‘‘(i) The number of jobs expected to be created in the United States, or the number of jobs retained that otherwise would be lost, if the contract is awarded to the offeror. ‘‘(ii) The number of jobs created or retained in the United States by the subcontractors expected to be used by the offeror in the performance of the contract. ‘‘(iii) A guarantee from the offeror that jobs created or retained in the United States will not be

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5 1 2 3 moved outside the United States after award of the contract. ‘‘(C) The contracting officer may consider the infor-

4 mation in the jobs impact statement in the evaluation of 5 the offer and may request further information from the 6 offeror in order to verify the accuracy of any such informa7 tion submitted. 8 ‘‘(D) In the case of a contract awarded to an offeror

9 that submitted a jobs impact statement with the offer for 10 the contract, the agency shall, not later than six months 11 after the award of the contract and annually thereafter 12 for the duration of the contract or contract extension, as13 sess the accuracy of the jobs impact statement. 14 ‘‘(E) The Secretary of Defense shall submit to Con-

15 gress an annual report on the frequency of use within the 16 Department of Defense of jobs impact statements in the 17 evaluation of competitive proposals. 18 ‘‘(F) In any contract awarded to an offeror that sub-

19 mitted a jobs impact statement with its offer in response 20 to the solicitation for proposals for the contract, the agen21 cy shall track the number of jobs created or retained dur22 ing the performance of the contract. If the number of jobs 23 that the agency estimates will be created (by using the 24 jobs impact statement) significantly exceeds the number 25 of jobs created or retained, then the agency may evaluate

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6 1 whether the contractor should be proposed for debar2 ment.’’. 3 4 (c) REVISION
TION.—The OF

FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULA-

Federal Acquisition Regulation shall be re-

5 vised to implement the amendments made by this section.

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